Restrepo

Synopsis: Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington's year dug in with the Second Platoon in one of Afghanistan's most strategically crucial valleys reveals extraordinary insight into the surreal combination of back breaking labor, deadly firefights, and camaraderie as the soldiers painfully push back the Taliban.
Genre: Documentary, War
Production: National Geographic
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 19 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.5
Metacritic:
85
Rotten Tomatoes:
96%
R
Year:
2010
93 min
$1,330,894
Website
77 Views

All right, this is what's going on.

Me, O'Bizzle-- O'Bizzle.

- I got it, l got it, man I'm the narrator.

- O'Bizzle fo' shizzle.

Me, Peebs, and Kim.

Kim, you got something to say?

- Yeah, you got something to say.

- Kim?

You all know tonight

is going to going to be crazy.

Stupid crazy.

What's your sole mission, O'Byrne?

Man, to keep you out of hand.

You can't-- you can't tame the beast.

Peebs, tell them. How do we roll?

Got 'em. Got 'em.

Tune in next time

where we're going to be still loing life

and getting ready to go to war.

- What?

- All right, baby.

- War, Afghanistan, what?

- Say it again, baby, say it again.

- I didn't even sign my passport.

- Baby.

- I didn't even sign my passport.

- We're going to war. We're going to war.

We're going to war. We're going to war.

Roger.

Oh, we're fucking hit.

- This is an lED, over.

- lED.

- Keep going, keep going! Keep--

- What was that?

- Shots.

- Eight o'clock.

- Get on that gun!

- What are we doing?

Aim for that draw! Right now!

That way.

We gotta get out. We gotta get out of here.

We're getting out!

Fucking motherfucker.

Shot, eight o'clock. 300 meters.

Shot, eight o'clock. 102 meters.

You know what?

When they told me

I was going to the Korengal Valley,

l really didn't, uh, I didn't read

anything up on it. l didn't want to.

I wanted to go in there with an open mind.

The Colonel told me initially

they take fire every single day.

I was like, God, how the hell do you take

fire every single day from somebody?

You got to go out there and go kill

the damn enemy.

Quit being, you know, scared.

Go out there and get 'em.

And the Colonel and I

came up with, you know,

what we thought was going to be

our campaign plan and that, uh,

after two months of being there I would fix

it and that we wouldn't get shot at anymore.

The very first day, l remember coming in,

and one of the pilots and stuff,

and they said, hey,

if you look over there to your left,

uh, that's Pakistan.

You know, and we're like, you know,

we all, okay, that's Pakistan.

And then they're all mountains,

you know, high elevation.

And as you go in elevation,

it starts to get a little bit colder.

And then we go up into the Korengal Valley.

I remember looking out the little bubble

windows on the side, kind of just like this,

because I was right next to the window.

And I could see when the Chinook

had made a hard right turn into the valley.

I was like, holy shit.

We're not ready for this.

We flew around for about half- hour,

45 minutes above the KOP,

and you're just looking down there,

and you're like,

this is in the middle of nowhere right now.

You're away from everything.

Honestly, when I first got to the Korengal,

I was like, this is a shit hole.

My mindset was like, oh snap,

I'm going to die here.

l remember getting off the bird

and walking up the hill to the hooch.

Hey, Jones, you guys standing up

right there, you're wrong.

Come on, guys, better get moving.

And just sucking...

and thinking what are we doing?

It started getting dark,

and monkeys were howling,

And l thought they were Taliban.

And I thought, holy shit they're close.

Everybody's like,

oh, you're going to the Korengal?

And they feel sorry for you

and everything like that.

I'm like, dude,

it can't be that bad, you know?

I show up there

and you're burning your own feces.

You know, you're living in a tent.

I literally lived in a bunker, you know,

about that high, I couldn't even stand up in.

See bullet holes all rattled into the Hescos

and when you look up, it's like,

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